Friday, February 23, 2007

Gieseke Is Leading In Race For Mayor

is Leading
In Race For Mayor

St. Charles Councilman John Gieseke was the big winner in the mayoral primary election held Tuesday, February 6th. According to a recent survey, Gieseke is the favorite for those planning to vote in the April 3rd municipal election.

In the primary election, 7219 voters cast ballots or 16.74 percent. This is a higher than the 10 percent turnout predicted by the election authority.

Gieseke received 2747 votes or 38.85 percent of the votes cast. Mayor Patti York came in second with 2254 votes or 31.88 percent. Former Mayor Grace Nichols with 2070 votes or 29.27 percent came in last and will not be in the general election.

Gieseke was the winner in 23 of the 31 precincts.

Gieseke ran a grass roots campaign and was out spent by the other two candidates by almost two to one. “I am very proud and thankful for the residents of St. Charles who worked very hard to help me in this election,” Gieseke told the First Capitol News. “I have pledged to return the city government to the people and will continue to work towards that goal.

Gieseke and York, will face each other in the general election on April 3rd. The winner will then be the full time Mayor.